everywomanBookClub title #2: AUgust–September 2020
You are an Artist by Sarah Urist Green
A few years ago, curator and presenter Sarah Urist Green left her office in the basement of an art museum to travel around visiting a diverse range of artists, asking them to share prompts that relate to their own ways of working, creating and making. The result is this beautiful coffee table book, which invites you to get in touch with your own inner artist, with a range of assignments you can fit into your day to inspire creativity and creative thinking. You don’t need to draw, paint or sculpt for this book to work magic on your creative juices; Green simply asks that you keep an open mind as you go on this journey and discover how creativity — whether that’s switching up your selfie-taking style, making a rug, or learning to better empathise with diverse groups — can benefit your life and career in untold ways.
everywoman's Rebecca Lewis speaks to author Sarah Urist Green about her book You Are An Artist: Assignments to Spark Creativity...
If you would rather read the transcript from the podcast instead of listening to it, it is available here.
THE READING PERIOD
Once you have ordered your copy of the book, and listened to the podcast, everywomanNetwork members will be able to put their own questions to Sarah Urist Green in a live online Q&A session. You’ll be able to take part in polls about your understanding of the book, and share your thoughts and ideas with other readers. If you’re not an everywomanNetwork member, join here.
We will also be publishing a series of articles around topics brought up in the book during the reading period. So keep an eye on your weekly member e-newsletter and bookmark this page to check back regularly.
Quiz: Which type of creative thinker are you?
Creativity isn’t just the domain of artists, writers and poets. It’s a skill we all possess and that we access and express in different ways. Take our quiz to reveal your particular creative leaning – and how you can hone it to enhance your career, whatever your job title…
ACTIVITY/ARTICLE: 5 creative assignments to enjoy with your team
Are your team-building sessions becoming tired and samey? Whether your group gatherings are lacking engagement, or your Zoom socials are feeling a little lacklustre now that the novelty of home-working has worn off, injecting a fun twist into your next calendar invite could be just the tonic.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Tweet us @everywomanuk to share your views on 'You are an Artist' by Sarah Urist Green and the creative assignments she writes about and discusses in our podcast. #ewbookclub
everywomanBookClub LIVE ONLINE Q&A
everywomanBookClub: Live Online Q&A with Sarah Urist Green, author of You Are An Artist
Would you like to lead a more creative life and bring more creativity to your professional role and life in general? In this live Q&A with the author of our latest book club title, You Are An Artist, author Sarah Urist Green argues that you don't need to pick up a paintbrush to unleash your creativity. We're all capable of creative thought and practice, and by tapping into this, we can gain competitive advantage over many elements of our role, from problem solving to product development, negotiation to increased energy and wellbeing. As well as being able to put your questions about the creative process to our author, Sarah will be inviting you to take part in some of the assignments outlined in her book — just bring along a pencil and some paper. You don't need to have read the book to get great insights into the creative mindset.